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What Are the Benefits of Using a Whole-House Humidifier?

You’ve probably heard the claims that humidity is responsible for discomfort in the summer, and not the heat itself. While certainly an over-simplification of the scenario, there is some truth to this. If your home is too humid, it is going to be tough to live in it comfortably.

Don’t let this give humidity a bad reputation in your opinion, though, because the fact of the matter is that a very dry home is no better than a very humid one. If you home is lacking in the humidity department, you are wise to consider the use of a whole-house humidifier.

Is Dry Air Really a Problem?

You’d better believe it. If the air in your home is too dry, after all, it is only a matter of time before your skin follows suit. That can leave you not only with itchy skin, but also skin prone to splitting and cracking. Your hair can dry out as well, in addition to your nose and throat. This can result in frequent sore throats, annoying nosebleeds, and illness. Static shocks will become more common, which are not only frustrating but can also do serious damage to the sensitive electronics in your home. Your home itself may suffer problems as well, including split and cracked floorboards, as well as chipping paint and cracked wallpaper.

Why Not Use a Portable Humidifier?

Okay, you may think, I’ll just buy a little humidifier. Problem solved, right? Wrong. Sure, you can buy a small humidifier or two. Then you’ll be refilling them constantly, dealing with the noise, and will probably have to move them around from room to room. Oh, and you’ll probably see a considerable impact on your electric bills, as well. Whole-house humidifiers are more efficient, more effective, and far more convenient. You won’t have to worry about moving your humidifier around, and you certainly won’t have to keep refilling a water tank.

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